The Whitlingham Bird Report 2020 is available now (click here)

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NORWICH: Rue-leaved Saxifrage and my first Swift of the year.

8th May 2019

It was a rainy walk into work, but as I held my umbrella and looked down at the pavement I noticed a patch of the small but lovely plant Rue-leaved Saxifrage. I've seen it on some old buildings before, but seldom just amongst the old stones of Norwich. I know it does grow here, but it is just easy to overlook. Later on the showers abated and my first Swift of the year flew through, but even more pleasing was a Swallow, probably the first one I've seen in the city centre.

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